Dysport – FAQ
What is Dysport?
Dysport is a prescription drug administered by injection used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines in adult patients less than 65 years of age.
How does Dysport work?
With just one treatment Dysport blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
How soon will I see results?
Some patients see results as soon as 24 hours after administration, with a median time of 3 days.
How often can we receive a Dysport treatment?
You should not be treated with Dysport more frequently than every 90 days.
How can I maintain the results?
The improvements seen with Dysport are only temporary. You may want to make a follow-up for about 12 weeks after your treatment. Your doctor will be able to tell you how often you can get injections of Dysport.
How long has Dysport been used?
Dysport has been available for clinical use for over 15 years. Dysport is currently approved in 23 countries for the treatment of wrinkles.
What are the most common side effects?
The most common side effects are sore throat, headache, injection site pain, upper respiratory infection and sinus infection. Eyelid ptosis (drooping) has also been reported with Dysport. This is not a complete list of side effects. For any unexpected effects while taking Dysport, contact your doctor. Seek immediate medical attention if swallowing, speech or respiratory problems arise.
Tell your doctor if:
- You are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients.
- You have an infection in the muscles where it would normally be injected.
- You are scheduled to have surgery using general anesthetic
- You are taking or are likely to take antibiotics, especially aminoglycoside antibiotics.
- You are pregnant or become pregnant during the treatment.
- You are nursing. It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk.
- You are allergic to cow’s milk protein.
- You have any muscle disorders in other parts of your body, including myasthenia gravis, Eaton Lambert syndrome or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.